Ancient hydraulic works

Nikopolis aqueduct

Use: Urban Water Supply
Construction era: Roman
Types: Tunnel, Aqueduct
Operation era: Roman
Location: Greece - Nikopolis

The Roman aqueduct is consisted of a channel 50 km long and transferred water from Louros springs to two cisterns of Nimpaio of Nikopolis. For its construction three ways were used: 1) Sculptured arched protection with squared parts 2) ventilation openings 3) opening of the tunnel at the area of Kokkinopilos There were pessary work that bridged the parts between the hills and led water to Nikopolis. The Roman aqueduct was constructed after the constitution of the town from Octavianos-Aygustos (1st century B.C. -1st century A.D.) for securing the town irrigation. Structural-maintenance works were made from 1978-1980 at the base of the arched bridge of the aqueduct, adjacent to the Louros springs, at Preveza.

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